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Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Led by a local guide
Pick-up from your hotel in Bagan or Nyaung U at 8:00 am and then drive along Ayeyarwaddy River to Salay (approx. 1.5 hours).
En route stop by the Chauk provincial local markets. This is a wonderful place to explore Myanmar culture and cheap shops for souvenirs. After 30 minutes you will arrive at the Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery
(closed in Mondays), a cultural heritage site in Salay situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. The Monastery is very famous for spectacular wood cravings built in AD 1882. Also, it is the native town of the famous writer Salay U Pone Nya during the time of the Myanmar Kings. You will visit his heritage museum as well.
Then stop at the Popa Mountain resort with panoramic views of the mountain. After some refreshment head to Mount Popa that is 1518 meters high with extinct volcano from Popa Mountain. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is the home of 37 Mahagiri Nats or aminist spirit entities, statues of which can be found at its base. To reach the top, you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way there re a multitude of monkeys expecting treats. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the evening.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
English-speaking tour guide
Mineral waters and refreshing towels
All entrance fees
All taxes & services charge
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 9 people per booking
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide, subject to availability. Please advise your preference at the time of booking
Your hotel in Bagan or Nyaung U
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time